Appeal planned in Lafayette County death sentence

OXFORD — Attorneys say they will appeal a death sentence that a jury handed down this past week for 29-year-old Caleb Corrothers.

Corrothers was sentenced to death Friday, a day after being convicted on two counts of capital murder for the July 2009 shooting deaths of Frank Clark, and his son, Taylor.

Corrothers also was convicted of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for wounding Tonya Clark, the wife and mother of the other victims.

The Oxford Eagle reports Corrothers was out on parole six weeks when he killed the Frank and Taylor Clark, apparently over drugs and money. He had served 10 years in prison on four counts of armed robbery.

Jurors were chosen from Lee County, and the trial was held in Lafayette County, where the crimes occurred.

The Associated Press